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side's rhetoric squares very well with reality. let's get some perspective now from jon corzine, former democratic governor of new jersey, before that a u.s. senator and ceo of goldman sachs. currently he runs an investment firm mf global holdings limited. also carli fiorina, advisor to republican senatorial committee. also former senior campaign adviser to john mccain and before that ceo of hewlett-packard. let me start with you carly. you heard those sound bites. it seems like ending the corporate jet tax hike would be uncontroversial, but it seems like some of your fellow republicans are drawing a hard line on any revenue-raising proposals whatsoever. do you believe we can make a dent without doing that? >> i think first of all with regard to the rhetoric of millionaires and billionaires, the problem is when you look at the fine print what democrats are really talking about is raising taxes on a family that makes $250,000. and if you're a nurse and a fireman raising two kids, you don't feel very wealthy right now. so i think that's the problem. the rhetoric doesn't match the reality.
there are going to be folks on both sides. the question is, can you get enough votes? and i think jon is absolutely right. it's critically important that we raise the debt ceiling. i think, however, the president of the united states is not a freshman house republican. >> right. >> and as i said, this deal has been on the table for a long time. this problem has been on the table for a long time. i think we need the president of the united states, the leader of the free world, to step forward and lead here. and i think there will be enough bipartisan support to get a deal done. >> has he not been leading on this? i mean, with regards to his most recent conversations? >> you know, disappointingly president obama put forward a budget in february. this was his opportunity to lead, in my opinion that. budget was voted down 97-0. it tackled entitlement reform not a bit. he gave a wonderful speech in april which the congressional budget office said it couldn't score because there weren't enough specifics. the truth is, the president himself has never put a deal on the table. he's asked other
of the rest of the pack. jon huntsman, we can mention, he also has a pretty big fund-raising hall for a guy that not a lot of people know about. $4 million. we should mention half of that, though, is money he kicked in himself. he is part of a very wealthy family that owns a chemical company out there in utah. so not too surprising there. one thing we can tell you this morning is that president obama's re-election campaign, they are very proud of the fact that they have a roughly $490,000 contributors who have donated so far to the president's campaign. that is a number that they are tweeting out and getting out today. that is way more than he had back in 2007. of course, not too surprising back then. he was sort of a long shot for the white house. speaking of presidential runs. we should mention that we are getting reports and we are expecting to see thad mccarter, a congressman from michigan. he is well known up in michigan and well known in tea party circles. he is expected to file his paper work today to run for president. mccotter plays the guitar. so we might see him out on the campai
're making a mistake. >> before we go, we'd like to share jon stewart's moment of zen from yesterday. take a listen. >> here it is, your moment of zen. >> stick around, we've got a lot more for you on "the five" right after this. ♪ ♪ >> are you trying to raise the debt ceiling? >> we appreciate it. let's give me one back. >> ♪ it's fun to stay at the ymca ♪ it's fun to stay at t
tim pawlenty and jon huntsman are barely hanging on. and newt gingrich's campaign is on life support. so is this it? or is michele bachmann emerging as the tea party's battering ram against the willard mitt romney? joining me now is richard wolfe and with me, editor at large for salon.com, joan walsh. let me ask you first. is the bachmann threat a real threat, richard? >> well, she is a threat herself to mitt romney. but i actually think the space that she represents is more of a threat. look, she needs to call donald trump to figure out how this movie ends. can you rise very quickly on this kind of platform and then you sink very quickly. but what she is showing and what trump showed before her is that there is space for a populist insurgeant type of tea party candidate who can capture the spirit driving the base here. i personally don't think it will be her. i think it is going to be someone like rick perry or sarah palin but she is peaking too early. the one thing you don't do is too early in the summer before. >> are they waiting joan for another tea party hero to come from the w
did not raise lots and lots of money, although she did in the polls. but you've got mitt romney, jon huffman after stating about a month ago he's going to get into this race. the folks that are having a tough time raising money have to start there. >> joy, last gas, do you think, for pawlenty? >> well, you know what? i think what we are witnessing here is the battle for the second tier. i think mitt romney would have to be seen as the front-runner, though he hasn't done that great, he's still ahead in the minds of most front-runners. they have to take one another out because you can't want -- let's say if one of them became the nominee, the other couldn't be the vice presidential nominee because they're both from the same state. andbackman occupies a strange space in the republican base right now. really in a way, only in iowa could a lady who just sigh signed a pledge that said black kids were better off as slaves than they were under the first president, only in iowa could that person be the front-runner. but she fits that part of the bait. >> joe, let's talk about safe sarah palin
priceline. >>> no more mr. nice guy. jon huntsman taking the gloves off. paul steinhauser will tell us who he's going after. >> after mitt romney. according to the polls, the front-runner for the gop nomination. you said, no more mr. nice guy. yesterday in south carolina huntsman seemed to be trying out a new line sharpening his attack over romney. over job. whether he was a great job creator. huntsman pointed out when i was governor in utah, number one in the nation creating jobs and guess what? massachusetts was 47th. guess where romney has been governor, massachusetts? stay tuned. kyra. this one is far from over. more to be said about this. >> did you say something about it's election day? >> reporter: it is. right in the middle of july -- >> wait a minute. >> reporter: what is going -- exactly. wait. it is election day. you could say republicans are california dreamin'. here it is. the gop thinks they may pull an upset. a special election in the los angeles area, along the beach, the south bay area of l.a. it's an open house seat. used to be harmon's old seat. democrats have had this d
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